New Delhi: The Union Government has given compulsory retirement to as many as 312 government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity and ineffectiveness.
This was informed by Jitendra Singh, MoS in the Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha.
Singh said a total of 36,756 Group A and 82,654 Group B officers have been reviewed between July 2014 and May 2019. After the review, 125 Group A and 187 Group B officers were compulsorily retired by the government for lack of integrity and infectiveness.
“As per the applicable Disciplinary Rules, Government has the right to proceed against corrupt officials on the basis of available evidence. The Government also, has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity and ineffectiveness, in public interest, as per the provisions of Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j)(1), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension) Rules, 1972 and Rule 16(3) (Amended) ) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) [AIS(DCRB)] Rules, 1958. These rules lay down the policy of periodic review and premature retirement of Government servants, which is a continuous process,” read the written reply of Singh to Lok Sabha.
Last month, the government compulsorily retired 15 officials of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs with immediate effect on charges of corruption.